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Postgraduate Course: Animal Models of Cognitive Ageing and Neural Health (GMED11030)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will give an introduction to the use of animal modelling in the study of cognitive ageing and CNS diseases. It will provide an overview of the methods used to assess cognition in rodents and how this form of study can be transferred to human cognitive ageing research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning objectives

& To understand the utility of Animal Models of CNS Disease.
& To be aware of the strengths and limitations of animal models.
& To recognise bias in design and the role of systematic reviews.
& To gain a knowledge of methods to assess cognition in rodents.
& To gain a knowledge of the use of mechanistic probing in animal models with genetics and proteomics.
Assessment Information
No formal examinations completed. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus WEEK 1
Animal models of CNS diseases 1

WEEK 2
Animal models of CNS diseases 2

WEEK 3
Assessing cognition in rodents - experimental designs

WEEK 4
Structural changes in animal models of CNS disease and cognitive ageing

WEEK 5
Probing mechanisms - genomics and proteomics

WEEK 6
Future research directions in animal cognitive ageing
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf James Mcculloch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1906
Email: james.mcculloch@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Beverly Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)50 3368
Email: beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
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